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Beer Caramelized Onion and Brussels Sprout Pizza

This delicious homemade Brussels sprout pizza has a crispy top with a cheesy, boozy beer caramelized onion interior.

Beer Caramelized Onion and Brussels Sprout PizzaBeer Caramelized Onion and Brussels Sprout Pizza

The tulip-man and I have instated a very important tradition since I moved here to Holland, that of Pizza Friday. It’s a magical day really. From the moment we wake up there’s a layer of excitement, which continues throughout the day as we call each other to discuss the very important details of the pizza to be made that evening. And when it comes time to assemble the pizzas, it’s every man for himself. While the tulip-man carefully crafts a well-contemplated masterpiece, I tend to throw everything on mine, cheese-it, and call it a day.

Beer Caramelized Onion and Brussels Sprout Pizza

But last week was different. I made the dough and crafted up two beautiful red pesto pizzas so we could eat as soon as he got home from work. Such a lucky boy, that one! So he gets home, I preheat the oven to ultra hot, we start getting excited for pizzas.

Flashback a few days. I exploded some butter in our microwave (which, in true small house European form, is also our oven), and that butter managed to work its way up into the heating elements of the oven. So when I turned on the oven on Friday, POOF! Smoke everywhere, flames shooting from the top of the oven, smoke detector screaming.

The next hour was spent with me fanning the smoke detector with a pillow and the tulip-man working in rounds to burn all the butter from the oven. Needless to say, our pizzas were quite smokey, but delicious nonetheless.

So I was a bit nervous for this pizza today, but all went according to plan. And between this and my near finger fatality, any kind of cooking normalcy is worthy of celebration. But guess what else we’re celebrating? This week marked 1000 happy eaters on the Facebook page! Pizza! Facebook! Having all my fingers! So much to be excited for!

And what better way to celebrate than with boozy Brussels sprout pizza?

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Beer Caramelized Onion and Brussels Sprout Pizza
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Beer Caramelized Onion and Brussels Sprout Pizza

This delicious homemade Brussels sprout pizza has a crispy top with a cheesy, boozy caramelized onion interior. Sweet, savory, and smoky flavors combine in what will soon be your favorite pizza!
Course Main Dishes, Pizzas
Diet Vegetarian
Occasion 4th of July, Birthdays, Game Day, Halloween, St. Patrick's Day, Valentine's Day
Time 45 minutes or less
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 232 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn

Ingredients

Onions

  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 large red onion sliced
  • ½ cup dark beer 118 mL

Sprouts

  • 1 cup Brussels sprouts 88 g
  • ½ Tbsp olive oil 7 mL
  • Salt and pepper

Pizza

  • 1 pizza dough store bought or homemade
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil 15 mL
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 180 g
  • ½-1 cup crumbled feta cheese 50 g to 100 g
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic reduction* 15 mL

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a pan over medium/low heat then add onions. Cook gently for 15 minutes, ensuring onions don’t become crispy.
  2. Increase heat to medium and add half of the beer to the onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, until beer has evaporated. Add remaining beer and cook again until evaporated (about 15 minutes). Remove from heat.
  3. Separate leaves from the Brussels sprouts by trimming the bottom stem and plucking off the leaves. When you can’t easily pull off anymore leaves, finely slice the small sprout core.
  4. Toss Brussels sprout leaves and shreds with ½ Tbsp olive oil and a dash of salt and pepper. Use your finger to really work the oil into the leaf crevices for maximum crispiness while cooking!
  5. Spread 1 Tbsp olive oil onto the dough, then sprinkle on onions, mozzarella, sprouts, and feta cheese.
  6. Bake on a pizza pan or preheated pan at 425 degrees F (218 C) for 10 to 15 minutes, until top is lightly browned.
  7. Drizzle with balsamic reduction and serve immediately.

Notes

*How to make a balsamic reduction: Bring ½ cup of balsamic vinegar to a simmer in a small saucepan. Whisking occasionally, allow balsamic to cook and reduce down until it is syrupy and coats the pan and spoon (it will reduce in volume by about half).

Nutrition Facts
Beer Caramelized Onion and Brussels Sprout Pizza
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 145
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.1g 25%
Sodium 521mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 14.4g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.6g 6%
Protein 7.4g 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Comments (11)

  1. I love it when I see brussels sprouts featured on a recipes. They are my favourite vegetable.

  2. swayam says:

    Delicious!! I dont usually like brussel sprouts but you made it look so tempting!

    1. Sarah says:

      They crisp up in the oven and it gives them a really great flavor and texture, very different from traditional Brussels sprouts!

  3. Another GREAT way to appreciate b sprouts! I adore your 1000 pizza,too.

  4. Jilll says:

    We love homemade pizza nights at our house too – and I am loving this topping combination a LOT! Need to try it next time we make pizza here!

  5. That is a great combination for a pizza topping! I love sprouts, but all too often they are served over boiled and bitter.

    1. Sarah says:

      Right? I always thought I didn’t like them, but turns out I just don’t like them like that. With a bit of charred crispiness in combination with balsamic they’re heavenly!

  6. YUM. Love the idea of using brussels sprouts on a pizza – I never have tried that out before!

  7. Courtney says:

    Oh man, I’ve been wanting to make a pizza lately, and this one looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Alexasunter says:

    Delicious! Super easy to make. My kids said this is the “best pizza” they ever tasted! And, they don’t like brussel sprouts! I made the homemade pizza dough – excellent. Leftover dough can be stored in fridge for a quick pizza later on.

    1. Sarah says:

      I’m so happy to hear that!! Best pizza ever AND they ate the Brussels sprouts…win! 🙂

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